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One dead after shooting at Riverdale gas station

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- One man is dead after a shooting at a gas station in Riverdale on Wednesday afternoon. 

The incident happened around 2:00 p.m. at the Citgo Gas Station on the 200 block of Upper Riverdale Road. 

Authorities have a shooter in custody and he is being charged with aggravated assault but authorities are upgrading his charges to a homicide. 

The victim in this shooting was transported to Southern Regional Medical Center where he later died. 

Officials say this shooting was an isolated incident. 

Forest Park police search for alleged murderer

FOREST PARK, Ga. -- Forest Park authorities are searching for a man they say shot another man in the head on Tuesday. 

Authorities have identified the suspect as 41-year-old Victorino Javier Perez and they have issued a warrant for his arrest. Perez is charged with murdering 21-year-old Michael Chaz Smith on June 4. 

Officials say they responded to a 911 call from the Majestic Montega Apartment Complex on 5030 Old Dixie Road and discovered Smith with a gunshot wound to the head. 

Smith was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he later died from his injuries. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Victornio Javier Perez is asked to call 911 or the Forest Park Police Department at 404-366-4141. 

Student loan interest rates could go up as debt soars

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats and college students will gather on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to call on Congress to hold the line on interest rates for subsidized Stafford Loans.

Unless there's a compromise, those interest rates are set to double to 6.8 percent on July 1, and that would affect about 7 million college students taking out new loans.

Another issue is the overall student loan debt level.

More students are borrowing more money than ever before since the cost of college is going up faster than family incomes.

Two-thirds of recent graduates had an average debt of more than $25,000.

"My aspiration in going to college was to be able to support a family in the future and not struggle. Now I feel like I'm in a worse place than my parents ever were," said college graduate Melissa Rubio.  

Most political analysts expect a compromise on the Stafford Loan interest rates by the end of the month.

Mookie Blaylock formally charged in fatal crash

JONESBORO, GA -- Daron "Mookie" Blaylock, the former NBA All-Star who played for the Atlanta Hawks through most of the 1990s, remains hospitalized and was formally charged on Monday afternoon after a fatal crash in Clayton County. 

Clayton County Solicitor Tasha Mosley announced Monday that 46-year-old Blaylock is now charged with Second degree vehicular homicide, driving with a suspended license, improper lane change, driving on the wrong side of the highway and crossing a median in the accident that killed 43-year-old Monica Murphy on Tara Boulevard around noon last Friday.

All of Blaylock's charges are misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year and/or a $500 fine on each count. 

Mosley said they have yet to find any evidence that Blaylock was drunk or doing anything reckless before the accident.

Cherokee detectives seek help to find elderly man

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- The Cherokee County Sheriff's office has asked for help from the public to find a missing elderly man of Woodstock.

82-year-old Joseph Radaovich was last seen early Sunday afternoon. His family told detectives that he recently had open heart surgery and needs his medication. 

Lt. Jay Baker said Radaovich was driving his blue 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee when he was last seen. The SUV has Georgia tag number ADZ 6639. 

Detectives believe he is in the area of Interstate 75 near Jonesboro. According to his family, he may be lost and trying to get back home. 

Anyone with information on Radaovich, or his Jeep, is asked to call 911 right away. 

High court upholds murder conviction for beating death of infant

High court upholds murder conviction for beating death of infant

ATLANTA -- The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld a murder conviction of Howard Holloman for the beating to death of his girlfriend's 6-month-old baby in 2009 in Clayton County.

Justice Harold Melton wrote in the court's opinion, released Monday, that evidence "was sufficient to enable the jury to find Holloman guilty of the crimes for which he was convicted beyond a reasonable doubt."

The court said that in August 2009, Holloman and his girlfriend Eva Rodney were staying with his brother in Clayton County, along with 6-month-old Nathaniel Price and Rodney's 9-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son.

The record said:

Police issue Mattie's call for Clayton Co. woman

RIVERDALE, Ga. -- The Clayton County Police Department issued a Mattie's call on Sunday evening for 36-year-old Jasmine Kendra Bridgeman.

Bridgeman, whose family said has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, was last seen Sunday morning around 9:00 on Salisbury Trail.

Clayon Co. police described Bridgeman as 5-feet, 2-inches tall, weighing around 30 pounds, and having black hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing a pink-dotted undershirt with a large gray overshirt, with pink cropped pants. 

Anyone with information on Bridgeman's whereabouts is asked to contact Clayton Co. police at (770) 473-5402.